Audi Makes Next Move in US Mobility Strategy with Silvercar, Inc. Leadership Announcement

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="31315"] source: Audi of America Audi of America CFO Matt Carpenter appointed CEO of Silvercar, Inc., effective August 1, 2019 Integration of current operations and future strategy of Audi and Silvercar is key priority Role based in Austin, Texas at Silvercar, Inc. headquarters Audi advances its mobility strategy in the U.S. with the appointment of Matt Carpenter to CEO of Silvercar, Inc. In his role, Matt will drive the Audi mobility strategy i...

New ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Movie Is Audi’s Latest Product Placement

Audi and product placement on the silver screen go hand-in-hand,  particularly this summer with multiple Marvel superhero movies featuring new and future e-tron models. Seemingly out of left field though is participation in the upcoming Charlie's Angels re-boot due out November 15. Sony pictures dropped the trailer yesterday, and from that we've been able to confirm at least two Audi models in the movie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSUq4VfWfjE For children of the 1970s, ...

Audi Receives Most “Good” IIHS Ratings of Any Manufacturer for Ease of Using LATCH Hardware on Child Restraint Systems

source: Audi of America Ten 2019 Audi models received “Good+” to “Acceptable” ratings across model line up 2019 Audi Q7 received highest “Good+” rating Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) measures ease of use of lower anchors and tethers for children (LATCH) hardware on child restraint systems HERNDON – Ten 2019 Audi models have been positively rated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for their ease of using lower anchors and tethers fo...

Sporty and Efficient with Plug-In Hybrid Drive: The Audi Q5 55 TFSI e quattro

source: Audi AG Successful SUV now with TFSI engine and powerful electric motor Electric range of over 40 kilometers (24.9 mi), electric driving at up to 135 km/h (83.9 mph) Convenient charging: the Audi e-tron Charging Service and the myAudi app With an E license plate, ideal for commuters, fleet operators and as a company car The Audi Q5 55 TFSI e quattro with 270 kW (367 hp) system output (combined fuel consumption: 2.4 – 2.1 l/100 km*; combined CO2 emiss...

New Audi RQ5 (80A) by Caractère

words: Bill, photos: Caractere Caractere is a Belgium company that been around for years. They specialize in accessories for Audi and Volkswagen such as wheels, sports exhausts, power add-ons, and body kits like this one for the Q5. Think your Q5 is a little plain looking and want to make a splash at your local Cars & Coffee? Well the wide body "RQ5" kit will make an impression. The kit includes: * A full Front Bumper with RQ5 badge * A Frontgrill with RQ5 badge * A Rear Spoiler wit...

Readers’ Choice “All-Wheel-Drive Car of the Year 2019”: Audi Wins in Four out of Ten Categories

source: Audi AG Best in class: Audi Q2, Audi Q5, Audi A6 allroad and Audi e-tron Most successful brand: Audi tops this year’s readers’ choice awards New quattro generation: the electric all-wheel drive in the full-size SUV Audi celebrated a resounding success as part of the readers’ choice “All-wheel-drive car of the year 2019” awards: The Q2, Q5, A6 allroad quattro* and the all-electric powered Audi e-tron* models won in their respective class, making Audi ...

Audi at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show

source: Audi AG Audi press conference on March 5, 2019, at 8.00 a.m. (CET) Stand featuring electric vehicles exclusively Plug-in portfolio being comprehensively expanded Audi is systematically and comprehensively continuing its electric car offensive. At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the brand is showing four all-electric drive vehicles, the series versions of which will celebrate their premiere by the end of 2020. In addition, four new plug hybrid versions as a world pre...

Efficient and Powerful: The New Plug-In Hybrid Models Audi Q5, A6, A7 and A8

source: Audi AG Audi A8, A7 Sportback, A6 and Q5 as plug-in hybrids with a strong electric motor, high battery capacity and a new drive strategy An electric range of more than 40 km according to WLTP Convenient and networked charging with myAudi app In electric-only mode not just free of local emissions but also efficient and sporty – Audi is consistently pursuing its electrification strategy with its comprehensive plug-in hybrid offensive. Audi is presenting the hyb...

The 2019 Audi Q5 and Q7 Earn Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards

source: Audi of America   2019 Audi Q5 named Best Buy in Compact Luxury SUV category 2019 Audi Q7 named Best Buy in Midsize Luxury SUV category Q5 earns Best Buy award for second consecutive year HERNDON, Va., November 13, 2018 – The 2019 Audi Q5 has been named winner of the 2019 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy award in the Compact Luxury SUV category, and the 2019 Audi Q7 earned the award in the Midsize Luxury SUV category. Announced ahead of the Los Angeles Aut...

Audi Launches Audi select, A Monthly Vehicle Subscription Service, In Dallas

source: Audi of America Audi select offers customers flexiblity with a selection of five Audi models, plus two days of Silvercar rentals for travel convenience, available for a flat monthly subscription fee of $1,395 The single market program will allow for quick optimization and scaling of Audi subscription-based model in U.S. The launch follows on broader efforts to build Audi mobility network capabilities HERNDON – Audi announces a new monthly subscription service called ...

ABT Power Upgrades Now Also Available in the United States

Good news for North American ABT clients: Starting August 1st 2018 ABT will be offering a selection of their highly sought-after power upgrades in the US! In the beginning the technologically advanced and extensively tested separate performance ECU (engine control unit) will be available for the current model Audi S4/S5, Audi SQ5 and Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI. A power upgrade for the 2018 Audi RS5 is exclusively available for customers when ordering the limited edition ABT RS5-R package. ABT ...

Audi AG: North American Government Agencies Approve Technical Solutions for Diesel Automobiles

[source: Audi AG] Plan of action now also given clearance for the last of five engine generations Measures for already-approved models with 3.0 TDI already around 62 percent implemented in the United States and around 42 percent in Canada Almost three years on from the start of the diesel crisis, Audi can offer a specific solution for all its diesel engines in the United States and Canada. The responsible approval authorities have now cleared the proposed package of measur...

ABT GR20 Wheels Now Also Available for Audi A3, S3, RS3 and Several VW Models

[source: ABT] Summer is here and why not start off the season with a new set of wheels. ABT has now introduced its most recent wheel design GR for the Audi A3, S3, RS3, VW Golf VII and VW Beetle. The worldwide largest tuner for Audi and VW offers its customers two different finishes for the ABT SPORT GR20: either “matt black” with a diamond-machined surface and a matt clear finishor “glossy black” with a diamond-machined rim flange. The GR20 wheel is perfectly ...

Important Awards for Audi

[source: Audi AG] Ingolstadt - “Auto Zeitung”: Audi A7 Sportback wins Design Trophy More than 13,000 readers of “Auto Zeitung” cast their votes for the best new car designs in five classes in the Design Trophy competition. The new Audi A7 Sportback won in the “Sedans/ Station wagons/Minivans” category with 13.5 percent of the votes cast. The large four-door coupé also took third place in the overall “Champion of All Classes" standings. With this victory, ...

Slender and Muscular – ABT Audi Q5 and SQ5 “Slim Body” with up to 425 HP

[source: ABT Sportsline] After the wide body version presented at the Geneva Motor Show, the ABT Audi Q5 and SQ5 are now also available with the ABT Aero Package Slim Body. Depending on the production engine, a lot more horsepower are also possible – for example 425 HP (313 kW) for the SQ5. Long live sports! "The kit includes a sporty, elegant front skirt, dynamic door strip attachments and an imposing rear skirt set, including the sonorous ABT Rear Mufflerwith 102 mm carbon ...

Awards for Audi since January 2018

  All awards at a glance: “What Car”: Audi TT voted “Best Coupé” for 16th time; Audi A4 winner in the “Executive Cars” category; Audi Q7 “Best Luxury SUV” “auto motor und sport China”: Audi wins award for best advertisements and best marketing Hong Kong: 25 awards for Audi in 2017 “U.S. News & World Report”: Audi A3 receives accolade for best value for money “Good Housekeeping”: Audi Q7 best new car in its class “CAR ...

2018 Audi Q5 and A6 Named “2018 Best Cars for Families” In Their Classes By U.S. News & World Report

2018 Q5 named “Best Luxury Compact SUV” and 2018 A6 named “Best Luxury Midsize Car” Audi tied for most awards won by an individual brand Awards received at New York International Auto Show HERNDON, Virginia, March 29, 2018 – The 2018 Audi Q5 and 2018 Audi A6 have been named "2018 Best Cars for Families" in their classes by U.S. News & World Report. Audi received the awards this week at the New York International Auto Show. The annual U.S. News & World Re...

H&R Super Sport Springs for Audi Q5 (FY)

source: H&R The Audi Q5 is the luxury mid-size SUV to keep your eyes on, it’s a top seller! With so many Q5 owners, the H&R ride development team has introduced a special set of H&R Super Sport Springs with aggressive lowering for an over the top European stance. H&R Super Sport Springs feature a little more lowering than our sport springs and retain ride comfort – perfect for the seasoned enthusiast. H&R Super Sport Springs (part #: 50381-77) for the 2018 Q5 lo...